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Summer Camp in Palmetto Bay, hosted by the Village’s Parks and Recreation Department, begins on June 10 and runs through August 2. It’s for ages 5 to 12 and registration is already open. The cost per week is $135, which includes snacks and field trips. Summer Tennis Camp also begins on June 10 and runs through August 16. It’s for ages 5 to 17, beginners to intermediate players, and takes place at Coral Reef Park. Registration is already open. The fees per week are $115 for half days (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.), $175 for full days (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and $225 for extended days (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). For information on either call 305-259-1234 or go online at

Yoga by the Bay at Thalatta Estate Park in Palmetto Bay will have a free “Gentle Yoga” session on June 23 that will explore a variety of breathing, energizing, restorative, meditation and relaxation practices for ages 15 and up and all levels. That’s from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at 17301 Old Cutler Road. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. Maria Luisa Tovio is the yoga teacher.

For information call 305-259-1234 or go online at Hmmm, after some recent meetings, perhaps the members of the Village Council could benefit from relaxation techniques.

Attention business owners… we hear from Cutler Bay that there is a Summer Youth Internship Program that is pairing up businesses with summer interns at no cost to the businesses. If this sounds like something you would be interested in go to: The interns will be Miami-Dade County Public Schools students in grades 10-12 (aged 15-18) who will be paid by the program (not by the businesses) to participate in the summer internship from July 1, 2019-August 2, 2019. “Your organization will benefit from the efforts of enthusiastic, prepared, and highly conscientious high school students while at the same time giving you the opportunity to train and recruit future employees.” Please note: you will have the final say on the selection of the student intern. Program sponsors are The Children’s Trust, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Royal Caribbean International, CareerSource South Florida.

Also from Cutler Bay, the Town is hosting an Adult Adults (that’s 55 and over) lecture on the topic of “12 Tips for Preventing Crime” as part of their Community Discussion Series. It will take place on Wednesday June 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Panera Bread of Cutler Bay, 19101 S. Dixie Hwy. The Town’s Police Department will present info on “Be Aware” when using the internet, when in the car, when in public and at home. For information contact Gabriela Blaylock at 786-573-5502 or via email at

Happy Hour and Book Signing… Frames USA & Art Gallery will be hosting a Networking Happy Hour and Book Signing on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6 p.m. from 8:30 p.m. Since the success of two previous happy hours in their twenty-six year establishment, Frames USA is giving it another go. This time, strawberry daiquiris are the drink of choice and networkers will get to make connections that can last a lifetime. Networkers are encouraged to bring business cards to meet with other fellow business professionals.

Also happening at the event, local author Aaron Guerrero will be signing copies of his new book titled, “How to Eat Healthy Around Unhealthy People on Planet Earth.” The aim of the book is to assist those struggling to achieve their health goals in a realistic and positive manner. Attendees can buy copies of his book and meet the author. Frames USA will also be showcasing the colorful art of Miguel Ulloa. The Dominican Republic artist has had solo exhibitions in Panama, Puerto Rico, Madrid and New York. Various works of his are in national and international museums and galleries. His original art ranges from $150 to $800 dollars. Sizes are from 20 x 24 to 40 x 60.

Frames USA & Art Gallery is at 6822 Southwest 40th Street, Miami, FL 33155.

Thought of the Day:
Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster. – Elon Musk

Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.

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